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Alternative Calendar

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:57 am

This idea is kinda cool, although there's too much history in the Gregorian Calendar to make it worth switching. But if we started history over from scratch, I think it would be a superior calendar:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internati ... d_Calendar
The International Fixed Calendar (also known as the Cotsworth plan, the Eastman plan, the 13 Month calendar or the Equal Month calendar) is a solar calendar proposal for calendar reform designed by Moses B. Cotsworth, who presented it in 1902.[1] It divides the solar year into 13 months of 28 days each. It is therefore a perennial calendar, with every date fixed to the same weekday every year. Though it was never officially adopted in any country, entrepreneur George Eastman adopted it for use in his Eastman Kodak Company, where it was used from 1928 to 1989.[2]
So, 13*28=364. The extra day, is New Year's Day (2 days if a leap year). New Year's Day and Leap Year Day do not count as days of the week, so they are not considered a Sunday or Monday or any other weekday. That way, the 1st of January (or the first day of any month) is always a Sunday and the last day of the month is always a Saturday. Likewise, the 2nd day of every month is a Monday, and so on.

Unfortunately, 28 days is not exactly a lunar month, but it's kinda close. So the phases of the moon will tend to fall on close to the same day of the month, although shifting by about a day and a half per month.
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Re: Alternative Calendar

Post by ed » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:59 am

And the value of this is what exactly?
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Re: Alternative Calendar

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:01 pm

ed wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:59 am
And the value of this is what exactly?
Symmetry I guess.
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Re: Alternative Calendar

Post by ed » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:06 pm

Like the Zimbabwin Balancing Rocks?
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Re: Alternative Calendar

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:13 pm

Yeah, like that. Harambe would understand. :harambe:
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Re: Alternative Calendar

Post by ed » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:27 pm

Too soon
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Re: Alternative Calendar

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:31 pm

The purpose is to get the sabbath out of sync with the calendar.
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Re: Alternative Calendar

Post by Fid » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:12 pm

So 13 months where each month begins on Sunday = 13 Friday the thirteenths.
Certain types may find that disturbing. Hell look what happened to Eastman Kodak.
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Re: Alternative Calendar

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:12 pm

Another benefit!
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Re: Alternative Calendar

Post by Witness » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:41 am

12 months of 30 days each. The 5 (or 6, depending on leap year machinery) remaining given to booze & hookers.

Having 6 days weeks would arithmetically play nicely with that and enhance the appeal of this modest proposal for the drinking classes.